John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan are continuing their drive to turn this roster over by adding quality and depth players at every spot. With free agency winding down, this is the period in which good teams’ personnel departments thrive. Well, the 49ers seem to be working diligently and have targeted a veteran cornerback, Delvin Breaux, per ESPN’s Mike Triplett.
Free agent cornerback Delvin Breaux said he has visits planned with the Packers and 49ers after previously visiting Broncos and Patriots. Breaux spoke at Tyrann Mathieu’s charity kickball event… https://t.co/iPUXVTJ9Aq
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) March 24, 2018
Breaux is a 28 year old with the prerequisite stature of 6’0, 210LBS. He is a former CFL and AFL player with ties to LSU and most recently the Saints. Delvin Breaux has shown promising signs as corner who, during his time with New Orleans, displayed physicality at the line of scrimmage, quickness and aggression. These are traits which would intrigue the 49ers due to the fact that they run a press-man coverage scheme, which requires corners to possess the aforementioned skill set. He tackles well and always looks to play the football, which allows him to breakup many passes.
Despite all the promise, Breaux has suffered a plethora of severe injuries in his career — fractured multiple vertebrae in his neck in 2006, a shoulder injury, and a broken fibula whilst with the Saints. If he can remain healthy, Breaux could challenge for one of the outside spots or nickel role. At worst, he would provide quality cover at these three positions. He has already visited the Patriots and intends to meet with the 49ers and corner-needy Packers soon, so there’s clearly interest in the Louisiana native.
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